Vicenarian Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss. Excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await. Written by
The Long Island Gatsby bears a strong resemblance to "Beacon Towers", a mansion built by Alva Vanderbilt Belmont and at one point owned by Millicent Hearst, the estranged wife of William Randolph Hearst. Beacon Towers was located in Sands Point, NY. This mansion was actually located in the books equivalent of "West Egg" and has long been suggested as the Gatsby model. The mansion was torn down in 1945 after being sold in 1942. See more »
When Gatsby was at Daisy's Louisville home, the opening shot showed him with two ribbons on his chest but in subsequent shots the ribbons were missing. Beyond that, one of the ribbons was the World War I Victory Medal that was awarded to soldiers after the war and clearly this scene was before Gatsby shipped out to France, so there is no way he would be wearing it at this time. See more »
In my younger and more vulnerable years, my father gave me some advice. "Always try to see the best in people," he would say. As a consequence, I'm inclined to reserve all judgements. But even I have a limit.
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Jay Gatsby's flower symbol is shown throughout the credits with different letters in place of the 'JG'. The 3rd to last flower, preceding the music section, has 'JZ' in it (an homage to the film's soundtrack producer Jay Z. The last flower has the movie's traditional 'JG' in it. See more »
Written by Romy Madley-Croft (as Romy Madley Croft), Oliver Sim, and Jamie XX Licensed by Universal Music Publishing Group Pty Limited
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The book was so GREAT........This movie was so terrible
This is really awful. There is so much wrong with this rubbish...one could write a book about it. Mixing modern music with 1920s music? Hey Baz Luhrmann (director)----cant you live without CGI and additional nonsense??? The 1974 version was not great...........but it was in so many ways much better than this drivel. Robert Redford was a real Gatsby ...his use of the upper class language was 100% better than DiCaprios .....who never got the Gatsby character (he was terrible). Bruce Dern, Sam Waterston, Karen Black, Scott Wilson.....the 1974 supporting cast...... were far superior to this 2013 rabble. The director Baz Luhrmannm came to Australia recently to promote this insult to Scott Fitzgerald on the television media and said he was retiring soon. He needs to. O.K.....Old Sport ?....Fitzgerald would have hated this. He would have also disliked the 4 previous movie attempts at this work. Leave Gatsby alone movie makers----or call in the A team of directors. (and actors)
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